Networks of Information in the Civil Wars
19 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 18, 2010
The aim of this paper is to interpret the relationships between information networks and the massacres in Colombia. Over a period of paramilitary violence networks of informants were used with a strategic purpose. In fact, the paramilitaries were preparing each slaughter counting information previously learned between the inhabitants of the town. For these reasons, it is shown that information is a key phenomenon to understand civil wars. Moreover, as demonstrated in this work is the evolution of the slaughter in the civil wars as a result of rumor and information.
Keywords: Colombia, Civil Wars, Massacres, Paramilitary, Information And Rumors, Communication
JEL Classification: C7, C70, D7, D74, D8, D82, D84
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